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Financial Assistance Program

We know deployment to active duty, injury and/or the transition back to civilian life can cause military personnel, veterans and their families a great deal of emotional and financial stress. SALUTE, INC. helps affected families by providing financial aid for rent/mortgage payments, auto expenses, phone, utility bills, and other everyday living expenses.

Requirements

  • Must be 50% or more Service Connected
  • Ending active duty date of service must be after 2011
  • Must reside in the United States
  • Veterans must provide a valid DD 214
  • Must have a state issued ID (driver's license or state ID)
  • Must have VA documentation of injuries & disability rating
  • Must provide military points of contact and give written consent to VA Case Manager allowing permission to discuss your case
  • Must send completed application before any assistance is offered
  • Allow 3-4 weeks for processing
  • Any altered or falsified documentation is considered a felony

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Hospital Collaborations

Road Home Program

The Road Home Program at Rush provides timely and confidential support, counseling and treatment to help veterans and their families understand, heal from and cope with the invisible wounds of war including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression.

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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

SALUTE, INC. provides assistance to families of injured military personnel hospitalized at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Financial Assistance can be provided in areas including, but not limited to, transportation, personal needs, supplemental housing/moving costs, computer purchases and other incidental living expenses.

Shepherd Center

The SHARE Initiative at Shepherd Center provides rehabilitation and community-based care to U.S. military service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program utilizes Shepherd’s full rehabilitation continuum of evaluation and treatment services for those who have sustained brain injury, spinal cord injury or blast injury. SHARE provides assistance, support, and education to service members and their families during their recovery treatment and beyond. In addition, the program compiles data that is beneficial to policy and legislative change to provide for unfunded services.

The importance of the role that SALUTE, INC.'s service has played in our work with high-risk veterans cannot be overstated.

- Dr. John E. Mundt Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center